Special to Iredell Free News

Center Stage Alliance’s production of “Christmas Belles” open this week at New Salem United Methodist Church.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on December 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17. Advanced tickets are highly recommended, as shows are expected to sell out. 

Prepare to laugh during this Southern-fried, heart-warming Christmas comedy set in Fayro, Texas.

A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, vengeful sheep and an Elvis impersonator. Frankie is three weeks overdue with twins, Santa is passing a kidney stone and Twink is in jail. The entire cast of the church program is dropping like flies from food poisoning ,and Raynerd refuses to “watch over the sheep by night” without pulling his little red wagon. Honey Raye is directing this calamity and must bring it back on the rails to prove herself because Miss Geneva, the ousted director who led the program for the last 27 years, is attempting to take over.

Directed by Mykel Inscore Myers, this cast returns to the stage to bring back the hilarity of these characters back after their debut with Center Stage Alliance’s “Dearly Beloved” in November 2021.

New Salem United Methodist Church is located at 155 New Salem Road, Statesville.


Tickets cost $16 online at www.centerstagealliance.org, or $20 at the door, if seats are available.


Christmas Belles would not be possible without the support of show sponsors Griffin Insurance, Simply Southern Smiles, Iredell Health System, Sir Speedy, and many others.

About Center Stage Alliance

Center Stage Alliance, a newly formed 501(c)(3) community theatre group focused on youth education and community theatre, has a mission to create and unite through the arts. 

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